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A walk in the woods – Niah National Park, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia – the park and the caves

By on June 26, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
A walk in the woods – Niah National Park, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia – the park and the caves

On a recent visit to Miri, Sarawak, I decided to explore Niah National Park, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia and the caves. The park is about 90 km south of Miri and it takes around 90 minutes to drive there. The roads are OK, but a bit rough (which could explain why the suspension and steering on […]

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Borneo and insects…

By on June 24, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Borneo and insects…

What is it about Borneo that ‘builds’ big and strange insects? This evening I came out of my room and this thing (see below) almost flew in to me. The body is around 2.5 cm long, and the wingspan about 6 cm. To say it made me jump would be an understatement. The insect flew […]

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Lambir Hills National Park, 98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

By on June 21, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Lambir Hills National Park, 98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

Lambir Hills National Park is around 30 km (approx. 45 min drive) south of Miri on route 1 and therefore easily accessible – it is even possible to take a taxi from Miri, but it is advisable to tell the taxi to wait and take you back to the town. I would strongly recommend that […]

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Motor bikes and Malaysia….

By on June 18, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Motor bikes and Malaysia….

Some of the things you see on the road in Malaysia really make you stop and look. The photo below I took yesterday evening. At first, as I approached the bikes, I couldn’t work out what was happening, why were the bikes so close? As I got closer, I could see that the guy on […]

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Possibly not the smartest gecko in the world….

By on June 16, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Possibly not the smartest gecko in the world….

Whilst visiting a local school I saw this…. Admittedly I had some help as I saw the gecko scurry in to its hiding place…. I wonder how many fires a year are caused by geckos getting in to the electrics? If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the […]

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Ants in your pasta….

By on June 9, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

One problem I keep facing in Malaysia is ants. They seem to get in from nowhere and typically end up in my breakfast cereal (the breakfast cereal is now kept sealed container). Today, when I started cooking some dried pasta, which I had only opened yesterday, I discovered it was also full of ants. So, […]

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Dinner at the Fatty Crab, No. 2 Jalan SS 24/13, Taman Megah, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

By on June 1, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Dinner at the Fatty Crab, No. 2 Jalan SS 24/13, Taman Megah, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

This evening I was taken to the Fatty Crab, No. 2 Jalan SS 24/13, Taman Megah, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor (see map below) for an excellent meal. The first sign that it was going to be good was the fact that we had to wait for a table! The only cutlery we were given was a […]

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